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Berlin Games : how the Nazis stole the Olympic dream

Autore: Guy Walters
Editore: New York : William Morrow, ©2006.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : English : 1st U.S. edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Berlin Games. In 1936, Adolf Hitler welcomed the world to Berlin to attend the Olympic Games. Visitors from all over the globe came to see not only a magnificent sporting event, but also a showcase for the newly rebuilt Germany. No effort was spared to present the Third Reich as the world's newest power. Swastikas fluttered next to the Olympic rings from the balconies of freshly painted buildings. Butter was  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Guy Walters
ISBN: 0060874120 9780060874124
Numero OCLC: 70129204
Descrizione: xiv, 368 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: Sporting Spirit --
'A party in such a house may not be a pleasant experience' --
A Winter Warm-up --
On Their Marks --
Getting Set --
Iberian Interlude --
Going There --
The Opening --
The First Week --
In the Sight of the Heathen --
The Second Week --
The Legacy.
Responsabilità: Guy Walters.
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"Berlin Games. In 1936, Adolf Hitler welcomed the world to Berlin to attend the Olympic Games. Visitors from all over the globe came to see not only a magnificent sporting event, but also a showcase for the newly rebuilt Germany. No effort was spared to present the Third Reich as the world's newest power. Swastikas fluttered next to the Olympic rings from the balconies of freshly painted buildings. Butter was hoarded weeks in advance in order to convince visitors that there were no shortages. There was even a pause in the implementation of anti-Semitic measures. But beneath the surface, the Games of the Eleventh Olympiad of the Modern Era came to act as a crucible for the dark political forces that were gathering to threaten the world. The 1936 Olympics were nothing less than the most political sporting event of the last century. Far from being a mere meeting of sportsmen and -women, it was an epic clash between proponents of barbarism and those of civilization, both of whom tried to use the Games to promote their own values. Berlin Games is the complete history of those fateful two weeks in August that would foreshadow the bloody conflict soon to come."

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